SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — High temperatures will struggle to get above zero Thursday. We may have a few highs reach the low teens in southeast KELOLAND. The winds will be slow during the afternoon.
Friday will be cold as well. High temperatures in eastern KELOLAND will be in the single digits on either side of zero, and western South Dakota will be slightly warmer with teens and 20s.
Here’s a first look at snow totals as of 7 a.m. Sioux Falls is reporting 12.6″, with 15″ in Edgerton, MN. Huron is at 16″ and Aberdeen is at 6″ and counting.
Final totals will come once the snow ends later this morning.
Sioux Falls Regional Airport reopens
The Sioux Falls Regional Airport reopened as of 8:50 a.m. CT, according to a social media post from the facility. But officials are recommending travelers check with airlines to see if flights are on schedule.
KELOLAND Weather online resources
SD road conditions
As of 4:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, all sections of I-90 and I-29 are reopened to traffic throughout the state of South Dakota.
Drivers can get an idea of what to expect on the South Dakota 511 website.
Sioux Falls Snow alert
The Public Works Street Division declared a snow alert for Sioux Falls Wednesday.
Due to the snow and wind ending early, Plowing in Zone 3 will begin Thursday after 10:30 a.m. after emergency routes have been cleared.
All streets in Zone 3 will be plowed.
All vehicles parked in Zone 3 are subject to ticketing and towing during snow plowing operations until the streets have been plowed.
Zone 2 north/south streets will begin on Friday. The plowing of Zone 1 is expected to begin on Sunday.
The City of Harrisburg issued a Slow Alert starting Wednesday at noon and will end Thursday at 5 p.m. During this time no on-street parking is permitted.
As weather conditions change, check the KELOLAND Closeline for the latest school and businesses closings across South Dakota. Several cities also put snow emergency information on the Closeline.
On Friday, many school districts will start classes late including Sioux Falls. There will be a two-hour late start for students in the Sioux Falls School District. In a message to families, the district says the delay will allow for more streets to be cleared. Buses will not drive down unplowed roads. Instead, the district says students should walk to a nearby stop where the road is cleared.
Sanford Health closed all clinics in Sioux falls and surrounding communities at noon on Wednesday, February 22. Clinics will remain closed Thursday, Feb. 23 and will reopen for normal business hours Friday, Feb. 24. This includes clinics in Brandon, Harrisburg, Hartford and Lennox as well as adult and pediatric outpatient therapy appointments.
Avera clinics will be closed on Wednesday, February 22, starting at noon, will remain closed on Thursday, February 23, and will reopen Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m.
Due to clinic closures, Urgent Care hours are being extended. Urgent Care at Avera Medical Group Family Health Center Dawley Farm and Marion Road will be open Wednesday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science and Orpheum Theater Center will be closed on Thursday.
Sioux Area Metro service is suspended until at least 11:45 a.m. on Thursday. Officials will evaluate weather and road conditions at 10 a.m. and determine then if SAM service will resume in full or part, or be canceled entirely.
Gov. Kristi Noem ordered state government executive branch offices in certain counties to remain closed until noon on Thursday, Feb. 23, because of the winter storms in South Dakota. State offices will remain closed until noon in the following counties: Aurora, Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Buffalo, Campbell, Clark, Codington, Davison, Day, Deuel, Douglas, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, Marshall, McCook, McPherson, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Potter, Sanborn, Spink, Sully, Turner, and Walworth.
You can watch as the storm moves into South Dakota by visiting our KELOLAND Live Cam page. It includes views from more than 30 communities across our area so you can check as the weather changes.